Walsall (About this sound pronunciation ) is a large industrial town in the West Midlands of England. It is located 8 miles northwest of the City of Birmingham and 6 miles east of the City of Wolverhampton. Historically a part of Staffordshire, Walsall is a component area of the West Midlands conurbation, and part of the Black Country.Walsall is the administrative centre of the wider Metropolitan Borough of Walsall. As of the 2011 census, the town's built-up area had a population of 67,594, with the wider borough having a population of 269,323. Neighbouring settlements in the borough include Brownhills, Willenhall, Bloxwich, and Aldridge.